Nanhermannia dorsalis ( Banks, 1896 ),

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Nanhermannia dorsalis ( Banks, 1896 )


Nanhermannia dorsalis ( Banks, 1896) 

Original name: Carabodes dorsalis Banks, 1896  (Jacot 1936)

Synonymy: Nanhermannia coronata Berlese, 1913  : ( Norton & Kethley 1990), but see Remarks below.

Geographic Location: AK: Aleutian Islands ( Behan 1978a); YT: ( Behan 1978a); NT: peatlands (Behan- Pelletier & Bissett 1994); ON: Chalk River ( Marshall 1972); QC: Timmins 54°60’N, 67°00’W ( BehanGoogleMaps  1978a). NS: Cape Breton Highlands NP (Behan-Pelletier 2010; Behan-Pelletier et al. 1987).

Habitats: peatlands; coniferous litter.

Distribution: Holarctic; Neotropical; China.

Remarks: Synonymy of N. coronata  with N. dorsalis  needs further study with reexamination of type specimens (R.A. Norton pers. comm. 2019) ( Weigmann 2006). N. dorsalis  is a forest species, whereas N. coronata  is a peatland and bog species in Europe. It is probable that all peatland species from Canada and Alaska are N. coronata  .


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